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Thanks sand I didnt even think about that
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NP smile.gif Im fairly certain your board supports 125W after looking at the Asus 760G boards on Newegg... but, I actually had the misfortune of not checking, and when I popped in my 965, I was met with a wonderful bios message telling me that the computer cant start because there is not enough power. lol
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Someone also told me I would need to update my BIOS when installing my new CPU but ive never heard of that or done it before and had no problems
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post #14 of 26
all am3 motherboards support all am3 cpus and no it wont bottleneck a 6750 but most people upgrade there gpu before there cpu.an am3 board and am3+ you have to make sure about the wattage
Edited by snitchkilla11 - 10/21/12 at 8:36pm
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post #15 of 26
He changed the PSU, he should be able to put an X6 in there. The main limitation was the 350W PSU so now that he CAN do it, he SHOULD.

The board officially supports AM3/ AM2+ /AM2 For Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/ Phenom™/ Athlon™/ Sempron™ Family Processors (AM3/ AM2+/ AM2) so again he should be good.

If you want to double check, contact asus yourself via an email so that you dont waste ~$1-150 on a CPU you can't even use.
post #16 of 26
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Someone also told me I would need to update my BIOS when installing my new CPU but ive never heard of that or done it before and had no problems

it all depends.what processer was he running before? but if its an am3 processer it will work with am3 socket motherboard no problem.but if u were to buy the new fx processer..yes i believe you will have to update the bios for the new cpu support
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post #17 of 26
Unless you plan on upgrading from that 7750 in the future I would just stick with the processor you have in it and save up for a full upgrade in the future.... the 7750 isn't going to get bottlenecked... and upgrading to a unlocked processor and even if you overclock it isn't going to give you big gaming gains.... upgrading your GPU would be a better option.... So I guess just to reiterate... save your 120 dollars save 50 bucks a month for the next 9 months and get something q3 next year that will actually be an upgrade biggrin.gif haswell plus something of a new gen videocard such as 8xxx series or gtx 7xx series. (and hopefully something a little bigger than the 7750 equivalent if your worried about gaming performance thumb.gif )
    
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post #18 of 26
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all am3 motherboards support all am3 cpus and no it wont bottleneck a 6750 but most people upgrade there gpu before there cpu.an am3 board and am3+ you have to make sure about the wattage

Not true, some motherboardsonly support 95w cpus
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post #19 of 26
It doesn't matter if the motherboard supports 95w or 125w, OEM motherboards have extremely weak VRM's. OEM's use the bare minimum when it comes to things like that. So, you run the risk of damaging the board itself by throwing a more consuming processor in there..

You've already swapped out pretty much everything else so why not just grab a halfway decent motherboard with whatever processor you're going to get instead of using a junk OEM one? Not to mention you can't OC with an OEM board anyway, and if you did you'd definitely damage the VRM's due to even further increased TDP.
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It doesn't matter if the motherboard supports 95w or 125w, OEM motherboards have extremely weak VRM's. OEM's use the bare minimum when it comes to things like that. So, you run the risk of damaging the board itself by throwing a more consuming processor in there..
You've already swapped out pretty much everything else so why not just grab a halfway decent motherboard with whatever processor you're going to get instead of using a junk OEM one? Not to mention you can't OC with an OEM board anyway, and if you did you'd definitely damage the VRM's due to even further increased TDP.

Good point.

There are OEM CPU's that should work for you OP

Look for the business class chips. I have a 95w B97 that runs stock @ 3.2ghz, which is really just the Phenom ii x4 955 with a locked multiplier. Maybe something like this would be a cheap upgrade for your friends OEM rig.
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